CONROE, Texas – An investigation is underway after a fatal motorcycle crash involving a pickup truck in Montgomery County Wednesday, authorities said.
Officials from Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Caney Creek Fire Department, and Montgomery County Health Department received calls about a motorcycle crash on Crockett Martin Road, just north of FM 2090, around 6:08 p.m.
Deputies said when they arrived at the scene, they found a man in his 40s in the middle of the road. CPR was immediately initiated, and after just over 20 minutes, authorities said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Initial reports are the motorcycle was traveling north on Crockett Martin at a high rate of speed. Deputies said a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck, whose driver had been southbound on Crockett Martin picking up tree limbs that were being cut away from power lines, turned left into a private driveway in order to go back northbound. He did not see the motorcycle, investigators said.
According to authorities, the Harley Davidson motorcycle left just over 100 feet of skid marks before slamming into the rear end of the pickup truck. The motorcyclist was then ejected as the motorcycle continued another 100 feet down the road, investigators said.
Deputies said alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash. Investigators said a mandatory blood draw was done on the pickup driver, as in all fatal crashes. The investigation will be turned over to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office for review of possible charges.
Authorities said the pickup truck was not associated with the company trimming the trees. The driver was picking up trimmed tree limbs to take home to his goats, deputies said.
Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack was reportedly notified of the crash and ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for an autopsy.